Nasdaq Climbs 275 Points; S&P 500 Rises Over 2%

Nasdaq Climbs 275 Points; S&P 500 Rises Over 2%

U.S. stocks extended gains toward the end of trading, with the Nasdaq Composite surging more than 200 points on Friday.

The Dow traded up 2.44% to 32,814.96 while the NASDAQ rose 2.56% to 11,068.96. The S&P 500 also rose, gaining, 2.24% to 3,892.40.

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Leading and Lagging Sectors


Information technology shares climbed 4.2% on Friday. Leading the sector was strength from 8x8, Inc. EGHT and Alpine 4 Holdings, Inc. ALPP.


In trading on Friday, consumer discretionary shares fell by 1%.


Top Headline

 

Chevron Corporation CVX reported upbeat earnings for its third quarter on Friday.

Chevron posted a Q3 net profit of $11.2 billion, up 84% Y/Y, with an adjusted EPS of $5.56, better than the consensus of $4.91 and $2.96 posted a year earlier. Sales in Q3 were $66.64 billion, compared to $44.71 billion in the year-ago period, surpassing the consensus of $59.17 billion.

 

Equities Trading UP

 

  • Nuvalent, Inc. NUVL shares shot up 47% to $32.31 after the company reported preliminary Phase 1 clinical data from the ARROS-1 trial that support the best-in-class potential of NVL-520 for patients with ROS1-positive NSCLC.
  • Shares of Data I/O Corporation DAIO got a boost, shooting 23% to $3.79 after the company reported better-than-expected Q3 results.
  • 8x8, Inc. EGHT shares were also up, gaining 16% to $3.96 after the company announced better-than-expected Q2 EPS and sales results.

 

Equities Trading DOWN

  • Greenlane Holdings, Inc. GNLN shares tumbled 62% to $0.46 after the company reported a $7.5 million public offering.
  • Shares of DaVita Inc. DVA were down 26% to $71.39 after the company reported worse-than-expected Q3 EPS and sales results and lowered FY22 adjusted EPS guidance below estimates.
  • Edwards Lifesciences Corporation EW was down, falling 18% to $70.98 after the company reported worse-than-expected Q3 results. The company also lowered its FY22 EPS guidance below analyst estimates.


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Commodities

In commodity news, oil traded down 1.8% to $87.45 while gold traded down 1.3% at $1,644.40.


Silver traded down 1.8% to $19.15 on Friday while copper fell 2.4% to $3.4335.


Euro zone


European shares closed mixed today. The eurozone’s STOXX 600 gained 0.14%, London’s FTSE 100 fell 0.37% while Spain’s IBEX 35 Index fell 0.06%. The German DAX rose 0.24%, French CAC 40 rose 0.46% and Italy’s FTSE MIB Index fell 0.27%.

German economy expanded by 0.3% on quarter during the three months to September, versus a 0.1% growth in the prior period. Spanish consumer price inflation declined to 7.3% year-over-year in October from 8.9% in the previous month, while the country’s economy expanded by 0.2% on quarter during the three months to September. The French economy grew 0.2% on quarter in the third quarter.


Economics

 

  • Personal spending in the US rose 0.6% month-over-month in September, while personal income increased by 0.4%. The personal consumption expenditure price index in the US increased 0.3% month-over-month in September, the same as in the earlier month.
  • Compensation costs for civilian workers climbed 1.2% on quarter in the third quarter, versus a 1.3% increase in the prior period.
  • The University of Michigan consumer sentiment was revised higher to 59.9 in October versus a preliminary level of 59.8.
  • Pending home sales in the US dipped by 10.2% from a month ago in September.
  • The total number of active U.S. oil rigs fell by 2 to 610 rigs this week, Baker Hughes Inc reported.


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COVID-19 Update

The U.S. has the highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the world, reporting a total of 99,281,950 cases with around 1,094,590 deaths. India confirmed a total of at least 44,649,080 cases and 528,990 deaths, while France reported over 36,744,650 COVID-19 cases with 156,770 deaths. In total, there were at least 634,727,460 cases of COVID-19 worldwide with more than 6,589,740 deaths.

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